At the successful HISWA in-water Boat Show in Amsterdam, Knippels Yachting presented their new STORM X-65 as well as X-78 yacht series. Both yacht designs have been developed by Omega Architects and Van Oossanen Naval Architects, achieving great success at this event.
These new long range Explorer-type of yachts will fit those who spend long hours on the water. The designs have the appeal, the comfort and the technological advantages of the STORM S-series.
About STORM 78
The design concept for the all-Dutch STORM 78 yacht is focused on offering four key assets to up to six people: great looks, superior comfort, lots of space and the latest technology. It looks forward to a time where “quality of life” will be more important to men and women alike, incorporating this philosophy into every aspect of the design.
Luxury yacht STORM 78 has an instant attraction thanks to her exceptionally powerful design. Inspiring pure emotions that speak to the heart, she is aimed at owners looking to make a clear statement of intent by opting for something different from the norm. The shaping and profile of a motoryacht is essential to stimulate and nourish our senses. This is how a design adds value, and the authentic and robust looks of the STORM 78 speak a genuinely distinctive design language.
A great deal of thought has also gone into the way the STORM 78 yacht functions. The vessel has been designed to maximise the space available to six adults. With a superyacht-like aft deck and a superlative main saloon, the options for peaceful lounging are many.
The flybridge has a second steering position, a customisable cockpit and room enough for everyone to sit together, sunbathe and relax while admiring the vista of the fjords or St. Tropez. There is also a multi-functional area that can be used, for example, to house a tender.
The all-aluminium STORM 78 yacht is a fast A-class yacht with a top speed of 26 knots. She has a considerable range and would even be suitable for a circumnavigation. The innovative and efficient propulsion technology is future-proof and ensures an excellent sailing performance. And the STORM epitomises the very highest standards of Dutch design, engineering and construction in every respect.
Technical Specifications of the STORM 78 yacht
Lenght 22.75 m
Beam 6.05 m
Class cat. A
Cruising speed ca. 16 knots
Top speed app. 24 knots
Range ca. 1200 km
Design: Omega Architects
Interior: Omega Architects
Naval Architect: Van Oossanen & Associates
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